Along with feeling cozy and warm I love autumn for the comfort foods that we tend to eat during this season. Often, hearty comfort foods can be high carb, but I am determined to keep mine as healthy and as low in carbs and sugar this season. Joel and our dog Guinness are extremely into hunting and there's nothing I love more than sharing a nice warm meal together when they get home from an active weekend in the field.
Stir fry Sauce: (and I apologize for not measuring, I just tossed in whatever I could find):
Combine the following over medium low heat until lightly simmering.
- Approximately 1/2 cup tamari
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- Approximately 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- A few dashes of hot sauce
- Approximately 1 tablespoon sesame oil
Add 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch (mixed with small amount of water to create a slurry) or any other thickening agent you have. Arrowroot starch would also be great. Add slurry to mixture and stir.
Meanwhile I was cooking 2 chicken breasts in the oven.
Cut up your veggies next. I used the following, but use whatever you have in your fridge! This is the joy of making stir fry :)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4-5 stalks of celery
- Handful of mushrooms
- Small head of broccoli, cut into smaller pieces
- Small bunch of swiss chard
Add the veggies to the sauce, cut up the cooked chicken into bite size pieces, add to the mixture and stir. You can sprinkle some hot pepper flakes over the stir fry before serving if you like a little bit of spice! I also sprinkled with sesame seeds just before serving :)